Map of Stiria
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Map of Stiria
Germany c. 1634

by Willem J. Blaeu
(1571 – 1638)

From “Novus Atlas”
German text

Considered by many to be the finest producer ever of maps was Willem Janszoon Blaeu, born 1571 at Alkmaar, died 1638 in Amsterdam. He was a surveyor, globe-maker, and publisher. From 1604 to 1617, he signed his work “Guilielmus Jannssonius,” then changed to “Guilielmus” or “G. Blaeu.”

This map, from the Novus Atlas, German text (hence the signature “Guihelmum Blaccmu” was one of 161 maps in the atlas. Willem Blaeu had two sons who continued producing maps in the family tradition of supreme quality after their father’s death.

From private collection of Harry Woodring, Secretary of War (under F.D. Roosevelt) during WWII, now deceased. His wife was a relation of President Calvin Coolidge.

Contemporary Archival Framing.
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